Greg Olsen Bio, Age Wiki, Height Family, Wife, Net Worth, Fox Sports

Greg Olsen is an American football sportscaster and prior tight end who played for 14 seasons in the National Football League(NFL)

Greg Olsen Biography

Greg Olsen is an American football sportscaster and prior tight end who played for 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami. The Chicago Bears drafted him in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Currently, he serves FOX Sports as the lead NFL analyst.

Greg Olsen Age

Olsen was born on March 11, 1985, in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. He is 37 years old as of 2022.

Greg Olsen Height

Olsen stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 5 inches.

Greg Olsen Parents and Siblings

Olsen was born to Chris Olsen Sr and Sue. The pair raised him in Wayne, New Jersey. He has two brothers, Chris Olsen Jr and Kevin. His older brother, Chris, served as a quarterback for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The University of Miami recruited his younger brother, Kevin. Additionally, his mother served as an 11-year cancer survivor and served as the inspiration for his foundation, Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation.

Greg Olsen Wife

Olsen exchanged vows with his wife, Kara Dooley in 2009. As of 2022, they celebrated their 13th anniversary. The couple has three kids; a son, Tate, and twins, T.J., and Talbot. They reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Greg Olsen Twins/Kids

Olsen has three kids; a son, Tate, and twins, T.J., and Talbot. Tate was born in early June 2011 while the twins, T.J., and Talbot, were born in October 2012. They are aged 11 and 10 respectively. One of the twins was born with a rare congenital heart condition dubbed hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Fortunately, he received a successful heart transplant on June 4th, 2021. Before the transplant, he underwent three open heart surgeries in three years.

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Greg Olsen Net Worth

Olsen has an approximate net worth of $50 million which he has earned through his successful career as a football player and an analyst.

Greg Olsen Salary

Olsen receives an annual salary spanning $,400, 000 throughout his career as an analyst.

Greg Olsen Education

Olsen finished his high school education at Wayne Hills High School and attended the University of Notre Dame. Later, he transferred to the University of Miami in 2003 when he was a sophomore. In 2003, he served on the Hurricanes’ scout team prior to sustaining a shoulder injury and being redshirted. Later, he served as the starter of the Miami Hurricanes in his freshman season in 2005. In his college career, he totaled 87 receptions for 1,215 yards and six touchdowns.

Greg Olsen Career

Olsen, a three-time Pro Bowler, serves FOX Sports as the lead NFL analyst. With play-by-play announcer, Kevin Burkhardt, reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi, and rules analyst, Mike Pereira, he conveys FOX Sports’ top game weekly during the season to viewers. After his retirement, he went on his rookie broadcast season in 2021 with Burkhardt and reporter Pam Oliver. During the offseason in early 2020 before his final season with the Seattle Seahawks, he affiliated with Burkhardt to call five XFL games for FOX Sports.

While playing for the Carolina Panthers in 2017, he served as the third player in FOX Sports’ history to serve as a game analyst after Hasselbeck (2014) and Marcus Allen (1994). Additionally, he called the Week 11 Rams at the Vikings matchup alongside Burkhardt, analyst Charles Davis, and Oliver. While still playing for the Carolina Panthers in 2019, he worked with play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and reporter Lindsay Czarniak for the Week 7 NFL matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants.

For the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LIV in Miami, he served as an NFL studio analyst. After being picked by the Chicago Bears, he played four seasons with them prior to being exchanged to the Carolina Panthers in 2011. During the conclusion of the 2019 season, he served the Panthers. Further, he played a crucial role in the Panthers’ Super Bowl 50 berth against the Denver Broncos. Hence, he served as one of the most prolific tight ends in NFL history. Also, he serves as a two-time second-team All-Pro ranked fifth all-time among tight ends with 742 receptions and 8,683 yards.

From 2014 to 2016, he recorded 1,000 receiving yards each season thus serving as the key tight end in history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Before leaving the Panthers, he served as the franchise’s all-time leading tight end in receiving yards (6,463), receptions (524), and 100-yard receiving games (10). Moreover, he is second among Panthers tight ends in receiving touchdowns at 39 and third in receiving yards and receptions. Twice, he was dubbed a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Greg Olsen Super Bowl LVII(2023)

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Olsen alongside Kevin Burkhardt will serve Fox’s broadcast team during Super Bowl LVII where the kickoff time is 4:30 p.m. MST (UTC-7) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Prior to this, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman served as the team before departing to ABC/ESPN and Monday Night Football. This will serve as the initial Superbowl assignment for the Olsen and Burkhardt team. Erin Andrews alongside Tom Rinaldi will serve as the sideline reporter. Further, Mike Pereira will serve as the rule analyst. Additionally, it serves as the final game covered under the current NFL television contract.

Greg Olsen Foundation

In 2009, Olsen founded Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation. The foundation aids fund cancer research. He founded the foundation after attaining inspiration from his mom battling cancer. Kicks for a Cure Kickball Tournament, the world’s largest charity kickball tournament serves as the foundation’s fundraising event. Annually, the event is held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park hosting more than 1000 people. Additionally, his foundation generated an initiative dubbed“The HEARTest Yard.” Devoted to TJ, the program supplies relief to families of pediatric cardiovascular patients.

Greg Olsen Injury

In 2003, he served on the Hurricanes’ scout team prior to sustaining a shoulder injury.

Is Greg Olsen Merlin Olsen’s Son?

No, Olsen is not Merlin’s son. He was born to Chris Olsen Sr and Sue on March 11th, 1985 in Paterson, New Jersey. Merlin’s kids are Kelly, Jill, and Nathan whom he had with his wife, Susan. He and Olsen just happen to share the same name. Further, they have no relations apart from sharing the same name and serving the National Football League (NFL).

Who Did Greg Olsen Play For?

During his football career, he played for the Chicago Bears(2007 NFL Draft till traded to Panthers in July 2011), Carolina Panthers(July 28th, 2011 to February 3rd, 2019), and Seattle Seahawks(February 18th, 2020 to March 4th, 2021).

Greg Olsen Rap

In 2003, Olsen served as one of the players that partook in the University of Miami’s rap group, the 7th Floor Crew, under the pseudonym G-Reg. Further, numerous media sources mocked him for his involvement in the group, which attained national infamy for its sexually candid and vulgar lyrics.

Greg Olsen Seattle Seahawks

While playing for Seattle Hawks, Olsen signed a 1 year, $7,000,000 which included a $3,750,000 signing bonus, $5,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000.

Greg Olsen Tom Brady

After Brady’s announcement of retirement, fans are worried that he might replace Olsen’s role in FOX Sports. Further, Brady holds a 10-year, $375 million contract with the network to serve as its No. 1 NFL game analyst with Kevin Burkhardt as per the New York Post. This surfaced as a result of FOX CEO, Lachlan Murdoch announcing in May 2022, that Brady would join FOX as lead NFL analyst once his career ended. Even though the credibility of his replacing Olsen hasn’t been confirmed, Olsen serves on Super Bowl LVII on February 12th, 2023.

Greg Olsen Twitter

Olsen is active on his Twitter account with a following that surpasses 506.6K.

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